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  • The Avengers 2012

    ★½ Added 9

    Pathetic, mediocre, painfully overrated. The cliche plot was spread too thin and disparate for all the characters it had to deal with. None of them were worth watching except for Loki - of which there was way, way too little - and the only likable avenger was Doc Banner. Hawkeye wasn't half bad either, but only because he was played by Jeremy Renner, otherwise that would've been another failure in a long line. Samuel L. Jackson too was too good…

  • The Dark Knight 2008

    ★★★★★ Added

    I'm not a huge fan of comic books, comic book movies, or action flicks. And I love this film with everything I've got.

    The script is no art-house product (though not bad either), the action sequences aren't filmed very professionally - not a surprise, given Nolan wasn't even formally trained as a director; he studied English Lit. - though other aspects of direction were pretty well done. I also really appreciated how they seemed to have stayed true to the…

  • Inception 2010

    ★★★★½ Added

    My housemate enthusiastically recommended this film me, and he was crazy about it. I guess I watched it just to shut him up, or tell him how awful it was - hehe. I didn't like it much the first time around - the psychology of dreaming was wrong, wrong, wrong. Laymen may not realise that, and they therefore have the freedom to enjoy the movie for what it is, but for me it felt like a scratch inside my skull…

  • Fight Club 1999

    ★★★★★ Added 4

    There are plenty of good reviews for this film, so I won't echo them needlessly. This is one hell of a film (with what happens to be an awesome score). The only thing I want to mention is how amazed I was to learn that when it came out, it got panned by critics and did poorly at the cinema. How the hell did people in 1999 not realise what an amazing film this is? How?!

  • Gone Girl 2014

    ★★★ Added

    For all the hype around it, it's remarkably mediocre, especially for Fincher.

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2012

    ★★★ Added

    It wasn't anywhere near as good as I expected. It looks beautiful, granted, and the actors are great. But something in the way it's directed makes it seem infantile. There are so many exaggerations in the music, the lines in the script, the way the camera pans on the actors, all of which makes it seem like this is a film for an audience that can't grasp subtlety.
    Even if it is an adaptation after what is basically a children's…

  • Dallas Buyers Club 2013

    ★★★ Added

    Vulgar, melodramatic, and flat. A mediocre film about annoying and filthy characters with one foot in the grave. Probably true enough to the reality, which would make it a tragic biography, but as a work of cinema it falls short.

  • No Country for Old Men 2007

    ★★★½ Added

    With the risk of being pelted with tomatoes, I was completely underwhelmed by this film. Javier Bardem was very, very good, no doubt about that. It's hard as hell to play a psychopath right, and he nailed that role. I would watch it again just for his acting, actually. But everyone and everything else failed to impress me.
    This could be because I've never like Westerns. I do not empathise with the dusty, hard working, big hat sporting Texas peasant…

  • Batman Begins 2005

    ★★★★ Added

    Although Batman Begins isn't my favourite of the trilogy, I find it has the best and most thought-out structure. I admit I'm not at all sure if it was intentional - and I haven't read anything to suggest that it was - but Nolan seems to like playing with his movies in understated ways.

    Director Christopher Nolan is by now also well known for his interest in human psychology and its inclusion in his films: illusions, mind tricks, manipulation, mental…

  • Blade Runner 1982

    ★★★ Added 1

    Most overrated movie, possibly of all time.

  • Psycho 1960

    ★★★★★ Added

    There are plenty more competent reviews of this film, so I'll just comment on a little observation - or rather an opinion - of the relation between Hitch and this film.
    It seems to me like it was a very personal project for him. The story wasn't original - if I remember correctly he read the book while travelling on a plane, perhaps even picked it up at the airport, but don't quote me on that - but I think…

  • Cloud Atlas 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 16 Feb, 2013

    I've just finished watching this, and I feel the need to watch it a second time just to make sure I could keep up with the plot, but I'm going to write this review anyway while I'm still on a Stendhal Syndrome high.

    This is a beautiful albeit sad film, though only slightly melodramatic. It is basically a collection of 6 short films, ~30 minutes each, interconnected by plot threads, references and, most of all, the actors.
    One of the…